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Akron public schools board votes to delay remote learning start, sports and extracurricular activities

At the end of July, akron public schools voted to begin the school year with nine weeks of remote learning. On monday, the board met again and finalized when the 2020-2021 school year would begin.

during the meeting the board voted to delay the start of classes by two weeks.

In a 5-2 vote,  the board also passed a resolution delaying athletics, including practices, extra curricular activities for up to nine weeks. Athletic competitions and sporting events will be prohibited through at least October 1. 

The board’s decision comes from the heels of Summit county public health “strongly recommending” that all kindergarden through twelth grade schools begin the upcoming school year ny holding all classes remotely, the agency stated in the guidlines released on Monday.

Even with the delay of classes, the original start date, August 24 will stay in effect for teachers.

The new schedule is as follows:

  • August 24 – First Day for Teachers
  • September 9 – First Day for Grades 8-9, 12
  • September 10 – First Day for Grades 2-4, 10
  • September 11 – First Day for Grades 5-7, 11
  • September 14 – First Day for Grades Pre-K, K-1

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